Technology is wonderful. I can learn pretty much anything just by sitting in front of my computer, and tapping things into my search engine.
I typed this “youtube golf instruction” into google search engine, and it came back with “About 46,100,000 results (0.25 seconds)”. Narrow it down… “youtube golf stop slicing” came back with “About 972,000 results (0.26 seconds)” I can’t go wrong.
I must admit, I have followed a few suggestions from the likes of Mark Crossfield (accent’s a bit posh, but what do you expect from a Brit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kICRZpwvEls Some good and some nothing to do with my problems, at least that’s what I think.
Is the teaching Professional Redundant? Well, every Pro on tour has one, so I guess they’re still useful right?
I have found some of the greatest golfing tips, tricks, gimmicks, and of course training aids that exist! With all this info right at my finger tips, I’ll be dropping strokes of my handicap in no time right!!??? Still, having someone there to watch you try the new tips, or someone who can understand what you just recorded on your iPhone app is invaluable.
Even with all the books, training videos, training gimmicks, Blog tips, etc out there, you have to get out there and do it. So do it in style with the Batmobile!!!
I think the hardest thing we find as golfers is… We’re impatient and we want to play, not practice. Practice is that 15 mins hitting balls before we play right?
I know exactly what’s wrong with my swing, I just need to find the right Youtube video to help me. Golf is an expensive sport, and sometimes you when you do go see a Pro, they try to fit you in the shoebox and try to change your entire game. Lets face it, we’re not all built alike. Not everybody can have a textbook swing. Often times you come away from a lesson playing worse than ever! What a waste of money.
At the end of the day, a good Pro who can work with you regularly is the best way to really improve your game. You have to practice what you learn also. There’s no use going to a Pro, taking a lesson and the next time you hit the course is for your next lesson. Practice what they teach, create good muscle memory & don’t forget the putter.
But hey, at the end of the day, if you can’t put in 3 or more rounds a week, don’t expect to play in the single digits. Play off the right Tee Box, and enjoy the game.